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ChoralNet Committee

Advisory body to the Director, this group is comprised of representatives from various walks of the choral profession who have some investment in the activities and operations of ChoralNet.  This group acts as a sounding board for the Director of ChoralNet.
Frank Albinder
Frank Albinder, At Large representative, has been involved with ChoralNet in some fashion since the mid-1990s. He served on the ChoralNet Board of Directors as Vice-President of Lists and Forums prior to its merger with ACDA. He conducts the Washington Men's Camerata, the Woodley Ensemble and the Virginia Glee Club, the men's chorus at the University of Virginia. He is president of Intercollegiate Men's Choruses, Inc., served two terms as ACDA's National Chair of Repertoire and Standards for Male Choirs and is on the national board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He was a long-time member of Chanticleer, with whom he sang in all 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and performed on 20 of the group's recordings.
Pamela Baker Pamela Baker, ChoralNet Community Editors representative, is Assistant Choir Director at Stevens High School in Rapid City, SD, received her B.Mus.Ed. degree from South Dakota State University in 2008. She works with 7th and 8th graders at West Middle School and directs the Men’s Choir, 9th Grade Women’s choir, and Blue & Silver Express at Stevens High School. Pamela is also organist and accompanist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and teaches private voice lessons. She is the technology chair and mentor liaison for South Dakota ACDA and is member of MENC and NATS.
Scott Dorsey Scott W. Dorsey is the Director of Education & Communication for the American Choral Directors Association.  Scott holds a DMA  from the University of Iowa, the MA from California State University, and a BA from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  He has led choral programs at Montana State University-Billings, Mount Union College, the University of Northern Iowa, Vennard College, and William Penn College. He has served ACDA continually since 1992 as the bibliographer of the Choral Journal, on ACDA’s Youth and Student Activities Committee for thirteen years, and was the Treasurer for the Central Division for two years.
Dean Ekberg
Dean Ekberg, ChoralNet Moderators representative, after a long career as a high school choral conductor and church musician continues to supervise student teachers for Mansfield (PA) University. He is an active choral and solo adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association, and is coordinator for NYSSMA's voice adjudicators. A longtime ChoralNet moderator, Dean served on the ChoralNet Board of Directors prior to its merger with ACDA.
Jack Senzig leads the Composers of Choral Music Community where he administers the Composition Showcase and authors the Composer of the Month blog series.  He also authors Choir Directors' Brag Blog, a video choral repertoire site. Videos of Jack's choirs from Racine, WI USA have been viewed over 2.5 million times on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir), a result of his internet marketing strategy and international creative team.  

 

Jeff Tillinghast, national Technology Committee representative, conducted high school music programs in Washington State and Alaska before becoming IT Coordinator at the American International School of Kingston (Jamaica). A member of ACDA as well as MENC, he has presented on technology in music education throughout the Northwest. He has a MS in Music Technology from IUPUI as well as a BA in Music Theory from Whitman College.
David Topping
David Topping maintains ChoralNet's Directory of Choir Websites. He has been involved in the operation of ChoralNet since 1993 and served as ChoralNet's first Manager from 1998-2003. He sings in the Phoenix Chorale, is the Computer Systems Manager for the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, and provides web hosting and consultation to small businesses and nonprofits at HyperCreations.com.